Poems For Elementary Students

7 Poems To Use With Students In Grades 3-6

These poems can be used by teachers as discussion pieces or texts to accompany writing projects for students in grades 3-6.

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  1. The Mountain And The Squirrel

    in Famous Children Poems

    The mountain and the squirrel
    Had a quarrel,
    And the former called the latter
    "Little prig."

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    I do not remember how I came across this poem, but ever since I knew it, it has been my favorite. A little squirrel standing up for itself against the mighty mountain and putting it in place...

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  2. God The Artist

    in Famous Nature Poems

    Picture

    God, when you thought of a pine tree,
    How did you think of a star?
    How did you dream of the Milky Way
    To guide us from afar.

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  3. Spring

    • By Camille Gotera
    • Published: December 2013
    Poem About Change Of Seasons

    in Spring Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    When the cold, harsh winter has given its last breath,
    When the sky above shows life instead of death,
    When the claws reaching to the frozen sky become decorated with leaves,
    When the animals -long in hiding- scurry from trees,

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  4. Books

    • By Sanya Tandon
    • Published: October 2011
    Best Friend With Books

    in School Poems For Kids

    My best friend is a book
    that doesn't give me a weird look.
    It is like a golden door
    that takes me to the land where I have never been before.

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  5. Messy Room

    in Famous Funny Poems

    Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
    His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
    His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
    And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.

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  7. Puppy And I

    in Famous Children Poems

    I met a Man as I went walking:
    We got talking,
    Man and I.
    "Where are you going to, Man?" I said

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  8. My Annoying Sister

    • By Mariah S. Thies
    • Published: February 2006

    in Family Poems for Kids

    I have a little sister.
    She bothers me a lot.
    When we get in trouble,
    She laughs and never gets caught.

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